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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It has come to my attention...

This morning it came to my attention that I am dead. 

 I don't usually open these obvious scams but this came up after I deleted something I had actually opened & I am still howling.  I mean, honestly.  Do people really get scammed by these things?

...However, we received a petition today from one Mrs. Christina Morgan that you are dead. According to her, you died in a plane crash as such your fund should be paid to her as the apparent heir. She has also submitted her Bank account with Federal Reserve System for the transfer of the fund to her.

To avoid undue delay or paying the fund to wrong individual/beneficiary, I have decided to contact you for confirmation. If I fail to hear from you after 72 hours, it will be assumed that the petition of Mrs. Morgan is true and the fund will be paid to her without further delay.
Therefore, if you are still alive, reconfirm your particulars...

I don't know a Christina Morgan.  I haven't been on a plane in more years than I can count & the lack of salutation strongly suggests these people have no idea who I am ~ but whatever.  If they don't hear from me within 72 hours, well I guess they write R.I.P over my e~mail address.  It's an absolute howler.  Mr. Desmond EKE deserves an A+ for providing one of the more creative twists on what is really only good old~fashioned theft!  And yet it never occurs to them the apalling grammar is a dead give~away!

We've reported more of these higher than I can count & they still keep coming out of Nigeria.  I'm sure not all Nigerians are scoundrels & thieves but these scammers sure are giving their countrymen a bad rep.  Still, that's the funniest thing to arrive in my mail in some time.  What's yours?


Ember said...

That's a good one and makes a nice change from all the Viagra - or Vigara as they sometimes spell it! Today's offerings included one purporting to be from "Amazone Shop" and selling me (guess what?) "pharmacy" items - like viagra, I presume. Who are all these people knocking back Viagra for goodness sake? No wonder there are too many human beings on the poor old planet!

Ruby said...

Oh please inform me in writing before you pass on, won't you Ganeida!

Jo said...

I can't beat that one!! I am so glad to hear that you are ok.

joyfulmum said...

ROFL, I don't bother reading them so can't tell you my favourite one:)
I am amazed that there are people out there who still fall for this sort of stuff!!!
btw, I know some GREAT Nigerians here in Sydney!